McLennan County, Texas
July 1912

JULY 26, 1912


 The little six months old babe of Rev. and Mrs. J. V. Baird died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday 24. Funeral services were held at the family residence at four o'clock Thursday afternoon, and interment was made at the Mart Cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community.

JULY 19, 1912

 Dr. and Mrs. R. D. Melton, of Malakoff, parents of deceased, Miss Addie Melton, her sister, Mrs. Jack Carswell of Purdon, her aunt, attended the funeral of Mrs. E. Folk here Thursday.

JULY 26, 1912


The death of Mrs. W. S. Mizell which occurred at the Moody Sanitarium in San Antonio Friday morning, was unexpected to many other Mart friends and relatives who had not realized that her condition was so serious. It brought sadness to numberless hearts who held the deceased in highest esteem for her friends were legion. Mrs. Mizell had a heart truly responsive to the needs of suffering humanity. There was no night to dark and stormy for her to heed the call for help and her willing hands came like a ministering angel to soothe and relieve the suffering ones while she lived. Her last days were full of suffering which she patiently endured to the end.
The body was brought to Mart from San Antonio, accompanied by the faithful husband and a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Thomas. The funeral services held at the Methodist Church 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon were deeply impressive and largely attended, showing the high esteem in which deceased was held by the community. Pastor Fort conducted the services paying a worthy tribute to the memory of the departed one and appealing to the living for a preparation for death, which is as sure as life is uncertain. He plead that sons and daughters should be faithful to their mothers while they are living, and repeated the testimony given him as her pastor by the deceased, that husband and children have been kind and faithful to her through all the trying days and years.
The body was tenderly laid to rest in Mart Cemetery. A bank of flowers brought by loving friends and sympathizers completely obscured the grave.
The ladies of the Woodman Circle of which the deceased had been a member, were present in a body.
Nothing could have been more beautiful than the sight presented when the Ladies of the Methodist Mission Society circled the grave with a wreath of roses, singing, "In the Sweet Bye and Bye"
It was no doubt such inspiration that caused the poet to write:
There is no Death! What seems so is transition.
This life of mortal breath
is but a suburb of the life elysian.
Whose portal we call Death,
She is not dead- the child of our affection
But goes unto that school
Where she no longer needs our protection
And Christ himself doth rule.
In the great closter's stillness and seclusion,
By gaurdians angels led,
Safe from temptation, safe from sins pollution
She lives, whom we call dead.

The honorary pallbearers were: Dr. E. L. Wedemeyer, A. P. Smyth, Dr. J. R. Gillam, Dr. M. L. Langford, J. E. Carroll and W. O. Sheely. The active pallbearers were L. W. Hillman, E. M. Parks, H. L. Hunter, G. M. Barnes, W. A. Lucas and J. L. Spencer.
Mrs. Mizell died at the age of 48 years. Besides her husband she leaves six children, Ray and Hardy Mizell, Miss Gertrude Mizell, Mrs. J.W. Thomas and Mrs. Joe Wayland of Mart, and Mrs. Chas Robinson of Tyler, all of whom were present at the funeral. There were also present Mrs. Dave Magee and J. O. Ray of Waxahachie, a sister and a brother.
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